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Diesel Truck Technology

Program Objective
The Diesel Truck Technology program prepares students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventive maintenance, and necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The course prepares students to take the voluntary mechanic certification test (ASE) in heavy-duty trucks. Graduates work as tune-up, brakes, transmission and refrigeration technicians; diesel truck repair and fleet maintenance technicians; service writing technicians; and sales and service representatives.

Career Opportunities
Typical employers of diesel truck technicians are truck, farm, and earth-moving equipment dealerships; trucking, power generation, and construction companies; truck service centers; engine repair/machine shops; truck equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representatives; and insurance companies.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will possess the appropriate skills and safety awareness that are needed for decision-making, critical thinking for entry into the Diesel Truck Technology field.
  • Graduates will understand the importance of professional behavior and life-long learning within the Diesel Truck Industry.
  • Graduates will meet the needs of the Diesel Truck Technology field. Graduates will be provided the skills that will provide them the opportunities in various areas of the diesel profession.

Special Fees
In addition to tuition, students are responsible for a testing fee based on current industrial testing rates that is charged at the beginning of the senior’s last semester of school. This fee covers industry specific testing.

Pregnancy Policy
It is not required to tell the instructor if you are pregnant but it is highly recommended because of the lifting and other requirements of the program that may jeopardize the health of the mother and fetus.

Gerry Barone, Diesel Instructor


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